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Stained Marrow - OBranski

Erin O'Branski

About the artist: 

Erin O'Branski is a physician assistant practicing in hematology-oncology at the Duke Cancer Institute. She is also a continuing-education student at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke. She is currently documenting art and beauty in everyday life in the hospital, a project which began as a way to process the pain and sadness associated with life-threatening diseases. Her recent short documentary Cancer Warriors can be seen at http://www.documentingmedicine.com/cancer-warriors/

About the artwork:

"After performing a bone-marrow biopsy, I accompanied the lab technician to the lab and photographed the process of staining the cover slips that are placed on specimen slides. I really liked the colors, especially the cover slip with water on it; it looks like a jewel."

Visuals editor:

Justin Sanders



# Lori Baird 2014-03-14 14:18
Love this photo :)
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# Melissa Joyner 2014-02-10 09:07
Awesome photo Erin!! Such talent
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# Kathy Cheeks 2014-02-08 11:06
I'm impressed!!! you are the jewel!
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